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Description: Church of St John Junction of St John's Road and Upper Church Lane
Date Listed: 29 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 219368
OS Grid Reference: SO9592093572
OS Grid Coordinates: 395920, 293572
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5400, -2.0616
SANDWELL MB UPPER CHURCH LANE
SO 99 SE
4/147 Church of St John junction
of St John's Road and Upper
Church. 1850s, with tower of 1683 and earlier. Brick with tower of sand-
stone rubble and slate roof. Comprises a west tower, a nave with continuous
chancel, a south porch, and a north porch and vestry. Tower of three stages,
with three string courses and an embattled parapet. Bell openings each of
two chamfered trefoiled lights. West window of one chamfered pointed light.
On the south side there is a blocked doorway. Above is a sundial plaque.
Within its segmental pediment is an inscription: "This steeple was built
Anno Domini 1683 John Nightingale William Clare Church Wardens". The masonry
at the base of the tower is thought to be medieval. The nave is of five bays
of blue bricks recessed between red brick attached piers with a similar eaves
band carried on a corbel table. The windows are paired chamfered lancets with
red brick surrounds and with iron lattice glazing. On the south side the east
bay is covered by a porch under a pitched roof. This has paired east windows
similar to those of the nave. On the north side the east bay is covered by a
rendered addition. Against the north-side of the tower there is a rendered
porch and vestry. The east wall of the chancel has three lancet lights.
Interior: the nave has four bolted queen-post trusses; painted stone font in
a gothic style.
Listing NGR: SO9592093572
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Source: English Heritage
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